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Critical decisions

| 1 November 2007 Last week was an eventful week. The ALCPG07 and GDE meetings at Fermilab, attended by over 300 scientists and engineers, marked the completion of the ILC Reference Design Report and the beginning of the engineering design activities. The joint plenary session on the first day of the meeting featured a presentation (video and slides) by Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy. He made a number of key points. He noted the importance of our recently released RDR in planning the future course of the ILC. He commented on the need to formalise the international ILC partnerships between interested governments. He issued a directive to proceed with the US funded ILC R&D through the DOE Critical Decision process. He stated the need for the Global Design Effort to take into account the constraints of obtaining government funding in our schedules for the ILC. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

DOE and NSF Review US Detector R&D Programme

| 28 June 2007 The cacophonous tune of cicadas serenaded the physicists at last week’s Department of Energy and National Science Foundation review of the US Detector R&D Programme for the International Linear Collider. Harry Weerts, the High Energy Physics Director at Argonne National Laboratory, where the review took place, vividly remembered the last time the cicadas visited --17 years ago when another detector milestone was in the making. “I remember it well because we were commissioning the DZero detector at Fermilab,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the next time the cicadas come around and seeing what the world looks like then.” Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

DOE and NSF Review of the ILC-Americas Programme

| 10 May 2007 The second review of the US R&D programme for the International Linear Collider (ILC) by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) was held at Fermilab from 30 April to 2 May 2007. This meeting served as DOE and NSF's primary peer review of the US portion of ILC RD activities. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Whats in a Schedule

| 8 March 2007 Just before I presented at HEPAP, Dr. Raymond Orbach, Under Secretary for Science at the DOE, gave a presentation where he hypothesised a timescale for completion of the ILC of "the mid-2020s, if not later." Today I discuss the meaning and significance of that statement, as well as give my own views of what will determine the schedule of the ILC. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

DOE and NSF Reviewers See Progress in ILC Americas Program

| 4 May 2006 The first review of the US R&D program for the International Linear Collider by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation was held at Fermilab from 4-6 April 2006. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

US Budget News

| 9 February 2006 The Presidents 2007 budget request to Congress includes a doubling of the ILC R&D budget from 30M to 60M dollars. This is good news, indeed. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,
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